Piper went to preschool screening this past October - she was WAY delayed in her language skills. They went ahead & had us enroll her in the "regular" pre-K instead of ECE (early childhood education). She goes 5 days per week, 2.5 hrs each day and attends speech class during that time (twice per week). Her teacher wanted us to have her rescreened this spring to get a better idea of her progress - she explained it as "I'm with her every day...if I evaluate her it would be subjective".
On Monday, we went back to the screening place (ie Methodist church basement). She was totally confused & asked "you mean I go ta two schools aday?" followed by a "you kidding me?" They use scale system (Dial 3 Profile - whatever that means). There is a "normal range" highlighted on the scale - when she was tested in September she was below the normal range on almost everything (considering she had only been with us for just over a year I wasn't concerned).
The results....her "concepts area" went from a 6 to a 10, "language area" from a 2 to a....ready for this?....9!! But, her large motor skills are still considered delayed - why you might ask? Oh just cause she can't skip or catch a ball - really? um, I'm not a teacher...or a physical therapist...but I do work with kids her age & older in a very physical sport and I'm kinda surprised when I do get a 3 yr old that is able to skip. When you ask Piper to skip, she gallops. I think she's just perfect.